In a network of lines that enlace

20-something Londoner with a tendency toward book ranting.

Pretty good for a zombie novel

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks

As far as zombie novels go, this is the best I’ve read. I’m saying this as a person who in general, does not enjoy zombie fiction, or really zombies in any media. However I was persuaded this was worth my while, so decided to give it a go.


The method is fantastic. It’s a medical disaster novel rather than the traditional fiction you’re used to. To start with, it was very interesting and I liked the way we witnessed the war from multiple perspectives. The way the author has anticipated the reaction and methodology of how different countries and areas respond is intelligently done and intriguing.


However, I just got bored. For me, this method worked for about three quarters of the plot, then just fell flat. It could have done with something else, a different perspective. It’s still a good book and if you like zombie fiction, I think it would tip into being a great book. It’s worth a go.

Currently reading

Dangerous Women
George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
Progress: 201/800 pages